FI  Fertitta Capital

     Office Locations:

9220 Sunset Blvd., Suite 210
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 213-328-3130

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  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Fertitta Capital is a private investment firm founded by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta and Nakisa Bidarian. The firm has a permanent capital base and pursues direct investments in media, entertainment & technology. Specific focus areas include content creation and distribution, health & wellness, hospitality, leisure, operationally-intensive real estate, and sports. The Fertitta brothers have a long history of building some of the most successful companies in the industries in which they have invested and operated. In 2016, they sold Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to WME|IMG, Silver Lake Partners and KKR for $4B in what was the largest sports-related sale in history. That same year, they also sold Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., a gaming and leisure management company, as part of their successful IPO of Red Rock Resorts, a leading developer and operator of casino entertainment properties in the U.S.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Hirschfeld Vice President
    Lorenzo Fertitta Chairman & Principal
    Nakisa Bidarian CEO & Co-Founder
    Sam Bakhshandehpour Managing Director


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